Be AWake to Arthritis In the United States, 23% of all adults—over 54 million people—have arthritis. About 24 million adults are limited in their activities from arthritis, and more than 1 in 4 adults with arthritis report severe joint pain. Treating Arthritis Take action to ease arthritis pain. Here’s what you can do: Get enough rest, do the right […]
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Are You Worried About Your Memory or Dementia? As we get older, we begin to get concerned about our memory and thinking abilities. We seem to take longer to learn new things. Or, we forget to pay a bill. It’s totally normal to misplace your wallet or forget the names of your kids’ friends every […]
How’s Your Heart? Heart disease is a big problem. It is the #1 health condition in older adults. Normal aging causes your heart and blood vessels to stiffen which can lead to heart problems. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Americans. What is heart disease? Heart disease refers to several types of […]
Do I have A Cold, The Flu or Covid? Because some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, it may be hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone, and testing may be needed to help confirm a diagnosis. Flu and COVID-19 share many characteristics, but there are some key differences between […]
Don’t Stumble and Tumble It’s important to prevent falls especially for seniors. A fall can spell big trouble. It can land you squarely in the hospital and reduce your independence. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 25 percent of seniors age 65 and older suffer a fall every year. Annually slip, trip […]
Sleep Smarts It’s so important to get a good night’s sleep. With age, people get less restorative sleep due to sleep disruptions like these: Anxiety, stress and depression Medical conditions and diseases: asthma, allergies, Parkinson’s, hyperthyroidism, acid reflux, kidney disease, cancer and chronic pain. Medications: antidepressants, corticosteroids, thyroid, hormone, diuretics and BP meds and some […]
Depression, Mental Health and Covid 19 – Help Seniors Deal with Isolation and Depression During The Pandemic Seniors can be more susceptible to depression and anxiety due to life events and health changes. The coronavirus pandemic this year certainly has not helped. Here are some ways to temper the effects of isolation: Treat Sleep Problems […]
Diabetes Can Be Dangerous Take Aim for Better Health. What Is Type 2 Diabetes? When you eat, your food is broken down into a sugar called glucose needed for energy. Your body makes insulin which unlocks cells so they can receive the glucose they need. With type 2 diabetes, your body does not make enough […]
Learn About In-Home Care. It’s Healthy Aging Month. Getting older happens to all of us. It is something that you cannot avoid. As you age, things change. You may be hearing common complaints like these: “The stairs are getting so hard to climb.” “Since my husband died, I just open a can of soup for […]
Get A Flu Shot Early! Avoid The Flu Virus Getting the flu virus can be a big problem, especially for seniors, 65 and older, whose immune system may be weaker due to age. Flu symptoms like fever or feverish feeling, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle aches, fatigue and sometimes diarrhea and vomiting, […]
Medical Home HealthAre Home Health Services appropriate for me? AW Home Health encompasses a wide range of…
As a child of a father who fought cancer, I deeply appreciate the value of the services provided by AW Healthcare.
I want you to know that our AW nurse’s follow-through is “lightning quick” and most thorough. I have every confidence in her, and felt immediately comfortable with her. Your wonderful nurses are the best representatives your company could have. I live out of state, but am so much more comfortable about leaving now that my grandmother has had such good care and has made such amazing progress. She is 103 years old, and in pretty good shape. But after such a terrible fall, she would not hav…
AW Health Care is the best service we have ever experienced. We had three other nursing services and sent all three away. —Elizabeth C.
I was most impressed by the rehab services I received at Fairwinds. The therapist, Matt, was so knowledgeable and caring while working with me.
Professionalism…that’s what impressed me the most.
I was most impressed with the experience of AW staff. —Don M.
The most important thing is that by having the medical care, cleaning and transportation provided by AW Healthcare at my home, I don’t have to change anything! I have the energy to truly focus on things that bring me happiness.
AW Health Care went above and beyond by calling my doctors to get my medications changed. —LuVerne W.
My therapist was awesome- knowledgeable and helpful.
The whole AW Home Health Team was fantastic. Bryan and Lalit were very compassionate and understanding. They are the #1 reason that my mom improved as much as she did. I could not have been more satisfied.